Vikings topple Giants, 24-10
Minnesota’s defense denied Odell Beckham Jr. all night and forced two turnovers that led to 10 points, and the host Vikings mystified Eli Manning yet again during a 24-10 victory Monday over the New York Giants (2-2).
Sam Bradford threw a touchdown pass to tight end Kyle Rudolph for the third straight game and kept his turnover-free streak intact, helping the Vikings (4-0) lead from start to finish after falling behind in each of their first three wins.
Beckham, who has yet to score this season, was smothered by cornerback Xavier Rhodes and had 23 yards on three catches. Victor Cruz and Sterling Shepard were quiet, too, and Manning was as erratic as ever while finishing 25 for 45 for just 261 yards. Rhodes picked him off in the third quarter, the 15th interception for Manning in eight career starts against the Vikings. Bowman has torn Achilles: 49ers Star linebacker and defensive leader NaVorro Bowman was diagnosed with a torn left Achilles tendon Monday, his second significant injury in less than three years.
Bowman suffered the noncontact injury in the third quarter Sunday against the Cowboys as the 49ers (1-3) lost their third straight game. AnMRIconfirmed the diagnosis.
Bowman signed a fouryear contract extension this summer worth a reported $44 million. Bradham charged: Eagles LB Nigel Bradham was arrested Sunday at Miami International Airport after authorities say TSA workers found a loaded gun in his backpack. He was arrested on a misdemeanor concealed weapons charge.
Bradham, who has a concealed weapons permit, told TSA workers he forgot the gun was in the bag. Newton ‘uncertain’: Panthers coach Ron River a said the status of Cam Newton f or Monday night’s game against the Buccaneers is uncertain.
Rivera said the reigning league MVP met with doctors Monday, but offered no update on the quarterback’s progress after he was knocked out of the 48-33 loss to the Falcons with a concussion. Extra points: With his four-game Deflategate suspension completed, QB Tom Brady was eligible to step back into the Patriots’ team facility for the first time in a month. Only a handful of Brady’s teammates appeared in the locker room after attending position group meetings and none of them acknowledged seeing Brady. ... Jets CB Darrelle Revis has a mild hamstring strain and his status for the Jets’ game against the Steelers on Sunday is uncertain. ... The Titans fired special teams coordinator Bobby April a day after the Titans allowed a 67-yard punt return for the winning touchdown in a 27-20 loss to the Texans. Special teams assistant Steve Hoffman will take over April’s duties. ... Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon suffered a ruptured right Achilles tendon in the win over the Panthers, likely ending his season. ... Browns C Austin Reiter tore a ligament in his left knee against the Redskins and is out for the season.